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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #100 on: December 18, 2010, 12:14:36 PM »
I only had about one hour to put this together and about 5 minutes to rank everything :-[. Am sure I'll regret preserving it here for posterity!


100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)


99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)


98. Alec Guiness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)


97. Takeshi Kaneshiro in Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)


96. Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)


95. John Cusack in High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)


94. Shirley Maclaine in The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)


93. Emanuelle Devos in Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)


92. Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)


91. Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)


90. Issei Ogata in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)


89. Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)


88. Mathieu Amalric in Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)


87. Jeremy Renier in The Infant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005)


86. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)


85. Zhao Tao in The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004)


84. Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)


83. Danielle Darrieux in The Earrings of Madame De...(Max Ophüls, 1953)


82. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)


81. Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)


80. Ziyi Zhang in 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai, 2004)


79. Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)


78. Reese Witherspoon in Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)


77. Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)


76. Soumitra Chatterjee in The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, 1959)


75. Jane Wyman in All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)


74. Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)


73. Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)


72. Adrienne Shelly in Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)


71. Faye Wong in Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)


70. Anton Walbrook in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943)


69. Joseph Cotten in The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)


68. Frances McDormand in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)


67. John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)


66. Al Pacino in Godfather II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)


65. Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)


64. James Cagney in White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)


63. Guillaume Depardieu in Pola X (Leos Carax, 1999)


62. Sharmila Tagore in Devi (Satyajit Ray, 1960)


61. Edward G Robinson in Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)


60. Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)


59. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)


58. Leslie Cheung in Farewell My Concubine (Kaige Chen, 1993)


57. Janet Gaynor in Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927)


56. Brigitte Mira in Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder,  1974)


55. Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)


54. William H. Macy in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)


53. James Stewart in Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)


52. F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)


51. Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)


50. Shu Qi in Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien,  2001)


49. Richard Widmark in Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)


48. Bette Davis in All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)


47. Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)


46. Wu Nien-Jen in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)


45. Chishu Ryu in Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)


44. Hongwei Wang in Pickpocket (Jia Zhang Ke, 1997)


43. Penelope Cruz in Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006)


42. Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)


41. Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)


40. Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)


39. Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)


38. Liza Minnelli in Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)


37. Emanuelle Riva in Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)


36. Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971)
 

35. Isabelle Adjani in Possession (Andrzej Zulawski,  1981)


34. Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)


33. Irene Jacob in Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)


32. Anna Karina in A Woman Is A Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)


31. Gene Kelly in Singin' In the Rain (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952)


30. Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)


29. Emilie Dequenne in Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1999)


28. Anthony Perkins in Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock,  1960)


27. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)


26. Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)


25. Samantha Morton in Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002)


24. Olivier Gourmet in The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2002)


23. Denis Lavant in Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)


22. Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)


21. Monica Vitti in L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)


20. Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai (1Akira Kurosawa, 1954)  


19. Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier,  1996)


18. Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)


17. Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)


16. Guiletta Masina in Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)


15. Charles Chaplin in City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)


14. Maggie Cheung in In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)


13. Alain Delon in Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)


12. Humphrey Bogart in In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)


11. Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)


10.Juliette Binoche in Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)  
 

9. Burt Lancaster in The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963)


8. Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)


7. Takashi Shimura in Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)


6. Peter Lorre in M (Fritz Lang, 1931)


5. Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)


4. Tony Leung in Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)


3. Cecilia Roth in All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, 1999)


2. Madhabi Mukherjee in Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)


1. Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Thedor Dreyer, 1928)
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2010, 12:21:18 PM »
Loving your list, worm!  Now I feel like I should make room for Sharmila Tagore on my list too. 
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2010, 02:38:50 PM »
100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
What other performances of hers have you seen? Do you really think this is her best? Really truly?

99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)
Hmm, I always thought the film belonged to Hopkins.

98. Alec Guiness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
Too low!

96. Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
Oops, I really should have considered this performance. I had Bridges work in Fearless on my shortlist, but he's probably even better as The Dude, I have to admit.

92. Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
90. Issei Ogata in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
Nice.

87. Jeremy Renier in The Infant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005)
That translation of the title sounds so ... wrong.

84. Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
81. Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
Nice!


75. Jane Wyman in All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
Maybe it's just the screenshot, but I'm excited to see Wyman here, even though I haven't yet seen the film.

72. Adrienne Shelly in Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)
I should have given her more consideration, probably.

69. Joseph Cotten in The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
His performance here always seems slightly off, to me. I prefer him in Kane (and, obviously, Shadow of a Doubt).

67. John Cameron Mitchell in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
Yay!


61. Edward G Robinson in Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, 1945)
Another screenshot that sells me on a performance I haven't yet seen.

59. Steve Buscemi in Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
I don't remember this performance very fondly at all, but that's partly because I think the character derails the film.


56. Brigitte Mira in Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder,  1974)
I'm sold by the screenshot.


55. Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
That's a much better screenshot than the one I used.

68. Frances McDormand in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
54. William H. Macy in Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
I'm really shocked to see that someone has Macy higher than McDormand.

47. Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
Hmm, interesting.

46. Wu Nien-Jen in Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
45. Chishu Ryu in Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
26. Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
15. Charles Chaplin in City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
Yay!

Great job, worm!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2010, 02:42:06 PM »
Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2010, 02:53:35 PM »
100. Gong Li in Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
What other performances of hers have you seen? Do you really think this is her best? Really truly?
Oops :D. I've seen her in a bunch of other films and I do think I like her better in Raise the Red Lantern :). But this is the movie on my top 100 and wanted to support the cabal :P.

99. Emma Thompson in The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)
Hmm, I always thought the film belonged to Hopkins.
I should've had both of them on my list really :-\.

Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.

I've seen it in both languages which helps perhaps. I love the performance but could've also voted for his performance in The Swimmer.

Way excited about you watching All that Heaven Allows and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #105 on: December 18, 2010, 03:07:14 PM »
Oh, and I find Lancaster in The Leopard a really odd choice ... just because I remember being really distracted by the dubbing. Or something.
I've seen it in both languages which helps perhaps. I love the performance but could've also voted for his performance in The Swimmer.
Okay, if it was a choice between The Leopard and The Swimmer, I'm deinitely glad you went with the former. Everything about The Swimmer seemed laughably bad to me.  Or maybe David and Lisa and Last Summer just set the bar too high for the Perrys.

I wanted to put Lancaster's performance in The Train on my list, but I ran out of room.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #106 on: December 18, 2010, 03:11:23 PM »
A Google search for "Lancaster's best performance" brings up a lot of hits for Elmer Gantry, a few for Sweet Smell of Success, The Swimmer, Atlantic City, Seven Days in May, Twilight's Last Gleaming (wha?), From Here to Eternity ... I guess we're both in the minority.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #107 on: December 18, 2010, 04:32:04 PM »
There is so much in Lancaster's eyes and face in that shot. Wow.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #108 on: December 18, 2010, 08:09:12 PM »
Very glad to see that you sent a list in, w@w, and that we have some performances in common.  Great shot choices.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Performances: Your Lists
« Reply #109 on: December 19, 2010, 02:44:19 AM »
Great stuff, pix and worm. Consider yourselves still trusted.  :)
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